Karen Zgoda

UPDATE January 28, 2014: Now available in doll form! Courtesy of reader Deanna Foster who writes, “A very good friend of mine is doing her PhD, and I was inspired by your blog to give her a “Graduate School Barbie” for Christmas. I made some modifications to a barbie I picked up at WalMart. She really enjoyed it – thanks for your blog post!”

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UPDATE November 26, 2013: Now available at the USA Today!

UPDATE November 4, 2013: Now available at the Huffington Post!

UPDATE August 8, 2013: Currently this post is at ~300,000 views (298,742 to be exact). THANK YOU INTERNET!

UPDATE December 6, 2012: Folks, I am deeply humbled by the attention this post has received. Here are recent stats:

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Welcome!! Over 48,000 of you, most likely current or former graduate students, stopped by to say hi and laugh just yesterday alone. Most of you found…

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If You’re Already Sick of Christmas Music…

… try these songs on for size! While I myself am NEVER sick of Christmas music, many out there (many whom work in retail) would rather saw their arm off with the metal part of pencil eraser (called a ferrule, actually) than have to listen to Christmas music anymore. Well to those who want a little something else, listen to these songs listed in this mixtape put out by FlavorWire.

10 Best Songs About Libraries and Librarians